A brief follow up on Texifter. We successfully migrated DiscoverText to Microsoft’s Azure. It was very smooth, though we are going through a period of diminished search and filtering capabilities while the data re-indexes. Otherwise, the other capabilities appear stable. We also launched a new beta product on Azure to allow users to get free estimates (and buy the data) self-serve from the full history of Twitter. The live prototype is “Sifter” (https://sifter.texifter.com). Finally, I have been elected a board member and Treasurer for the Big Boulder Initiative (https://bigboulderconf.com/about/). In that capacity, I will be playing a role helping to organize the social data industry association that will launch in June at Big Boulder. 2014 is looking good for Texifter. On January 31, 2014, the company re-acquired all assets and intellectual property related to DiscoverText, including the Sifter stack of language technologies for de-duplication, clustering, coding, and machine-learning, as well as the “CoderRank” patent. Going forward, we believe these tools can make a significant impact on the history of information.
It was a great joy to return to the University of Amsterdam and give this talk to my old friend Richard Rogers and his 100+ attentive workshop attendees.
Just about six hours left to win valuable historical twitter datasets and powerful text analytics software. This is by far our best Facebook raffle yet. To enter:
- Login to Facebook
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- Tweet about the raffle, follow DiscoverText on Twitter, or like on Facebook.
- Do all three to increase your chances.
- Refer friends to do better still.
The winner will get three 10-day historical Twitter datasets, with Power Track search operators enable by our friends @gnip as well as gratis use of the DiscoverText software platform. Runners up will also get valuable software prizes for a full year.
Hurricane Sandy kept me from giving this talk titled “Fear & Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail” in San Francisco, so here is it via a Screencast.
Just in time for the 2012 GOP convention, we are running a special offer to provide full Twitter fire hose access via the Gnip-enabled Power Track for Twitter: Never miss a tweet. Full coverage with no rate limits. Powerful search rules, text analytics, clustering and machine-learning via custom machine classifiers.